Patrick Ness: “Should freedom of speech ever have limits?”

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 23, 2012  / No comments

The following is a video of Patrick Ness’ lecture, “Should freedom of speech ever have limits?” delivered August 20 at the Edinburgh World Writer’s Conference.

The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference is a unique series of events that brings writers together around the world to create an historic picture of the role of literature today.

Patrick Ness

Novelist Patrick Ness

The conversation began at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where 50 world renowned writers joined members of the public every afternoon from 17-21 August 2012 to discuss the five topics that almost brought writers to blows during the infamous Writers’ Conference of 1962: Should Literature Be Political?, Style vs Content, National Literature, Censorship Today and The Future of the Novel.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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